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  • Augarten Wien
  • C. Bühlmayer
  • Edition Fritz Spatny
  • feinedinge*
  • Kohlmaier
  • Lobmeyr
  • Österreichische Werkstätten
  • STUDIO PALATIN
  • Vaugoin - The Tilversmiths
  • Werkstätte Carl Auböck
  • Wiener Silber Manufactur
  • Elegante Parfümflasche aus Glas auf einem silbernen Tablett, platziert auf einer Arbeitsplatte aus Marmor.
  • Decorative black and white vases on a table in a softly lit room.
  • Set of silver cutlery with ornate handles displayed on a light background.
  • Assorted glass cups on a shelf with a focus on a red glass with a gold rim.
  • Dekorative schwarz-weiß gemusterte Papierlaterne auf einem Holzboden vor einem Hintergrund aus Lichtvorhängen.
  • Two wooden coasters with a circular pattern on a textured beige surface.
  • A ceramic sugar bowl on a wooden table with a softly blurred background.
  • Zwei Schlagringe aus Schlagring auf einer Holzoberfläche.
  • Close-up of a porcelain plate with a delicate floral design.
  • Zwei Vintage-Bilderrahmen ohne Fotos, auf einer Holzoberfläche platziert.
  • Drei dekorative Kerzen auf einer Holzoberfläche, von denen eine brennt.
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Augarten Wien

Augarten Wien
Spiegelgasse 3 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 512 14 94 /
augarten@augarten.at / www.augarten.at /

Soft transparency, sophisticated shine, flawless surfaces, bright tone and incredible purity of color: discover what is behind the fascination of Vienna’s “white gold”! The Vienna Porcelain Manufactory Augarten has been producing premium porcelain since 1718. Every piece is hand-made and hand-painted at the Augarten castle.


THE GREAT ART OF CRAFTSMANSHIP

The Augarten brand symbolizes the continuity of timeless Viennese tradition, design and innovation, at the point where European cultures meet. The best artists and designers of every era have all left their influence and mark on these porcelain pieces – pieces of extraordinary beauty both then and now. At Augarten, every piece is manufactured with traditional craftsmanship and a real love of detail. The portfolio extends to around 40,000 different products – from service to figurines, vases, pots and bowls to lamps and image plates.

One of the smallest manufacturers around today, Vienna Porcelain Manufactory Augarten has maintained a high level of flexibility and successfully creates individual porcelain pieces for people who appreciate the extraordinary.

Viennese porcelain is world famous for its figurines: their variety, idea and execution are unique. The elegance, the moments captured and the excellent painting make the figurines from the Art Deco period particularly enchanting. Every piece is a work of art in itself; unique in its quality, its idea and the perfection of its execution.


DELICATE, REFINED, WORLD FAMOUS

With a history stretching back almost 300 years, the Vienna Porcelain Manufactory is one of Europe’s oldest brands. The immaculate craftsmanship of the molders, casters, embossers and painters is passed from generation to generation, so that the unmistakability of every individual piece is guaranteed into the future, too.



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Augarten Wien
Spiegelgasse 3 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 512 14 94 /
augarten@augarten.at / www.augarten.at /
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C. Bühlmayer K. u. K. Hofvergolder

C. Bühlmayer K. u. K. Hofvergolder
Michaelerplatz 6 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 533 10 49 /
office@buehlmayer.at / www.buehlmayer.at /

For almost 200 years, C. Bühlmayer has been synonymous with an exclusive range of picture frames, mirrors, decorative and ornamental pieces, carvings and gilded stucco, columns and interior embellishments. The original store features many treasures waiting to be discovered, from carefully restored antiques to precious mirror frames, faithfully reproduced picture frames, carved decorations and lighting fixtures.


TASTEFUL SPLENDOUR

The C. Bühlmayer shop is located in the heart of Vienna, in a charming passageway connecting Michaeler Square and Habsburgergasse. The showroom and store with its large selection of picture frames, mirrors, carvings, antique furniture and glasses, built in the Laxenburger gothic style and still bearing all its original architectural features, is considered an insider tip among its international clientele. Customers are destined to find their favorite piece among these individual creations, each one crafted with a particular eye for detail: pieces are painstakingly gold leaf gilded and restored in authentic period style using traditional craftsmanship techniques, offering the perfect item for every taste among a rich variety of special molds and shapes for decorations, picture frames, round mirrors, round, oval and fan-shaped frames, medal cabinets and collector’s display cases.

C. Bühlmayer offers professional service and consultation, a large and exclusive selection of original and modern pieces as well as a collection of historical desk and modern photo frames in addition to a range of stylish reproductions. Bühlmayer’s in-house workshops realize individual customer requests of the highest quality applying a wealth of knowledge, skill and experience.


A GREAT EYE FOR TINIEST DETAILS

At C. Bühlmayer’s, antique picture frames are restored or faithfully reproduced, each step of the creative process – carpentry, polishing, gilding, carving, painting and decorating – being carried out at the company’s own workshops. C. Bühlmayer is entitled to carry the Imperial Crest, guaranteeing a standard of quality previously meeting even the Emperor’s Court’s high expectations.



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C. Bühlmayer K. u. K. Hofvergolder
Michaelerplatz 6 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 533 10 49 /
office@buehlmayer.at / www.buehlmayer.at /
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Edition Fritz Spatny

Edition Fritz Spatny
Pernerstorfergasse 92 / A-1100 Wien /
+43 1 602 58 21-15 /
info@efs.wien / www.efs.wien /

Since 1931 2M – Walter & Michael Müllner GmbH Nfg. KG has been practicing the traditional Viennese craft of sandblasting. The combination of this old technique with new innovative ideas and applications on glass, metal, wood, plastics, and stone results in products in the fields of art and technology. These can involve the restoration of former value or fascinating new artistic and technical developments in design and architecture.


MADE BY SAND

Engineer Fritz Spatny founded his sandblasting workshop in the fifth district of Vienna in 1931. At that time, he applied patterns or his own designs to Art Nouveau glass, sideboard glass, as well as gravestones and memorial plaques. Spatny primarily supplied glaziers, stonecutters, and undertakers with his work. Inspired by the technology and artisanry of sandblasting, 2M combined its glasswork under one brand – Edition Fritz Spatny.

The main focus of 2M’s sandblasting technology is creating artistic designs on glass in all styles with an emphasis on Art Nouveau. Older, rare techniques like ice patterned glass and craquelure are still used here. In addition to glass, the sandblasting artists also work with metal, stone, wood, and plastics. Nano coatings, colored varnish and gold coatings are used here as well. This way 2M creates historical and modern products, ranging from plaques to hollow glassware to engravings and much more.


DOWN-TO-EARTH IS TAKING OFF

At 2M many steps are still done by hand despite increasing technology; these steps cannot be replaced by machines. And this also allows new possibilities for design. For instance, the 3rd generation of the family business was able to get involved in the automobile industry, thanks to its innovative strength. 2M’s developments and products can also be found in the Airbus A380 of well-known airlines. The second 2M division, carpentry, plans and produces high-end furniture for sophisticated interior design and the entire commercial sector. As a specialist in unusual requests, precise details and the best quality and innovation, 2M applies its penchant for design in a variety of ways.



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Edition Fritz Spatny
Pernerstorfergasse 92 / A-1100 Wien /
+43 1 602 58 21-15 /
info@efs.wien / www.efs.wien /
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feinedinge*

feinedinge*
Margaretenstraße 35 / A-1040 Vienna /
+43 660 578 16 17 / +43 1 9540918 / /
hello@feinedinge.at / www.feinedinge.at /

The finest porcelain, 100% handcrafted – Viennese label feinedinge* has stood for this for almost 20 years now. From delicate coffee services to sophisticated light fittings, the minimalist design combines simple, elegant esthetics with a high degree of functionality. This is how the high-quality material porcelain is used today to create a stylish new interpretation of the past.

With her feinedinge* label, founded in 2005, Sandra Haischberger places emphasis on minimalist design, a high degree of functionality and simple, reduced lines. She is often inspired by the past, but effortlessly transfers tradition to the present day with her stylish reinterpretations, creating tableware, home accessories and light fittings that not only look gorgeous, but feel good too.


FINE THINGS ONLY

You’ll recognize feinedinge* at a single touch. The handmade porcelain products wow with their exquisite surfaces and delicate structures. Each item is 100% handmade with great attention to detail at the in-house porcelain factory. This can be seen and felt, because, as genuinely unique pieces, feinedinge* feature slight irregularities in shape, color and decor, providing them with an unmistakably individual character. Each individual product is first cast in plaster molds, retouched and then raw-fired, sanded and finally, after glazing, fired for a second time at over 1,000°C. Distinctive patterns are applied to the objects using transfer printing and burned in at 800°C. As a result, feinedinge* products, even with all their delicacy, are suitable for everyday use, dishwasher safe and can even be used in the microwave or oven.


EACH STEP WITH NATURE IN MIND

In addition to combining tradition with innovation, feinedinge* also acts with conviction when it comes to sustainability. The whole company runs on green energy. The workshop, showroom, warehouse and office are all under one roof to facilitate short distances. And the company collaborates with partners from the surrounding local area and nearby European countries. The porcelain (Limoges), glazes and all color pigments are sourced from France, Germany and Austria.

Experience true ceramic craftsmanship for yourself in the feinedinge*showroom, located right next to the factory.



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feinedinge*
Margaretenstraße 35 / A-1040 Vienna /
+43 660 578 16 17 / +43 1 9540918 / /
hello@feinedinge.at / www.feinedinge.at /
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Kohlmaier

Kohlmaier
Neubaugasse 32 / 1070 Vienna /
+43 1 503 6440 /
mail@kohlmaier.wien / www.kohlmaier.wien /

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For over 140 years, this traditional Viennese company has been producing furniture creations with character. With passion for the highest quality fabrics, an exquisite flair for design and lots of love for handicraft, Kohlmaier unites professional upholstery, manufacture and sewing in projects that are a far cry from mass-produced goods. Whether for venues, events or the home – here, every project becomes a textile statement.


Innovation as a central theme 

The Kohlmaiers’ inseparable relationship to furniture design goes back to 1884, to the age of carriages and horse-drawn carts, when the great-grandfather of present-day owners Peter and Bernd registered his trade as a saddler and upholsterer.

Ever since, tradition has been upheld here – nevertheless, the company can boast its innovation and continuous striving for modern solutions. The company has already showcased its products at the Biennale Arte 2022 under the direction of Jakob Lena Knebl.

From the start, the evolution of furniture creations has formed the leitmotif of Kohlmaier’s handicraft. The team is always finding special solutions for discerning designers and architects, has a feel for old and new upholstered furniture and supplies the furnishings for exhibitions, events, venues and cultural institutions. It also constantly expand its own upholstered furniture collection in collaboration with designers. 

And even the youngest generation of Kohlmaiers remains true to their motto of embellishing contem-porary design with traditional handicraft.

By combining their master disciplines of tapestry and furniture-making, it manages to turn even the most unusual of ideas into a reality for demanding customers.


A viennese icon 

With textile objects such as upholstered furniture, curtains and wall coverings, Kohlmaier, now located at Neubaugasse 32 in Vienna’s trendy 7th district, counts many Viennese institutions among its customers. And with twelve employees, Kohlmaier values tradition, which partner manufacturers also appreciate – e.g. one of Vienna’s last horsehair wholesalers.

The family’s high standards for quality in production and in the materials used guarantees the comfort, durability and aesthetics of the creations – true innovative classics of yesterday, today and tomorrow.



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Kohlmaier
Neubaugasse 32 / 1070 Vienna /
+43 1 503 6440 /
mail@kohlmaier.wien / www.kohlmaier.wien /
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J. & L. Lobmeyr

J. & L. Lobmeyr
Kärntner Straße 26 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 512 05 08 /
office@lobmeyr.at / www.lobmeyr.at /

The master glazier Josef Lobmeyr opened his first store in Vienna in 1823. Like six generations of the family before us, we manufacture crystal, today using an entirely unique refining method based on a knowledge of old handicraft techniques and careful attention to detail. Our family business presents our artisans with the opportunity to create individual designs and new ideas of the highest quality by being allowed to practice and express their love for the craft.


THE FRAGILE WORLD OF FINEST GLASS

Lobmeyr constantly searches for a contemporary interpretation of glass while keeping in mind its own classic tradition. Time and again, innovations have emerged from our intense interest in crystal, kept alive in our constant dialogue with artisans, designers and customers. In 1835, Josef Lobmeyr furnished the imperial dining table with his “Prism Cut Service” and earned the title of official purveyor to the court. Ludwig Lobmeyr’s unostentatious Drinking Set No.4 from 1856 is mentioned to this day in numerous highly acclaimed publications.

Stefan Rath picked up the Viennese Baroque theme with his 1905 series. Josef Hoffmann created a muslin glass service in collaboration with designers from the Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshop).

Adolf Loos’ Drinking Set No.248 from 1931 anticipated the simple shape of an ordinary drinking cup still produced today. Oswald Haerdtl’s “Ambassador” and his sphere boxes were awarded the International Grand Jury Prize at the 1925 Art Deco Exhibition in Paris.

In 2007, Ted Muehling’s tumbler series subtly combined style elements of diverse eras. Many pieces are part of major design collections at museums like New York’s MOMA, London’s V&A and the Vienna MAK.


A HISTORY OF INNOVATION, FROM UNADORNED TO BAROQUE

The house of Lobmeyr has for centuries explored the individual characteristics of crystal and examined different designing and manufacturing techniques in order to accentuate and retain its magic. Each glass is mouth-blown in a beechwood mold; the handcut pieces are polished manually.

Another unique feature is the copper wheel engraving technique, which is employed to cut monograms, ornaments and vivid patterns into glass.



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J. & L. Lobmeyr
Kärntner Straße 26 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 512 05 08 /
office@lobmeyr.at / www.lobmeyr.at /
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Österreichische Werkstätten

Österreichische Werkstätten
Kärntnerstraße 6 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 512 24 18 /
office@austrianarts.com / www.austrianarts.com /

Österreichische Werkstätten (Austrian Arts and Handicrafts) are an independent and private association sponsoring Austrian artists. It is our aim to offer arts and crafts products of the highest standards of quality and beauty. Adhering to the philosophy “more beauty for each day”, established by company founder Josef Hoffmann, the Österreichische Werkstätten presents “exquisite things for everyday life”.


MODERN ARTIFICE

Österreichische Werkstätten, started by Josef Hoffmann in 1948, represent a tradition going back to the Wiener Werkstätte and the Österreichischer Werkbund (Austrian Work Federation), founded at the beginning of the 20th century. The history of the Österreichische Werkstätten is at the same time the story of modernity coming into shape. The founders’ definition of art and an artistic approach to everyday life, is today, as then, a main focus of the company.

Österreichische Werkstätten has developed into a modern service cooperative, defining its purpose as a platform for sponsoring and promoting Austrian artists by offering select pieces of their art for sale. This unusual arrangement results in the company’s extraordinary product range, which includes the latest in Austrian design as well as classic modernist forms and objects by numerous Wien Products member companies.

The most significant product groups are glass design, designer jewelry and accessories. “We are driven by function, and usability is the first consideration; our strength shall lie in harmony and superior treatment of materials.” (Josef Hoffmann, 1905)


PRACTICAL HAS NEVER BEEN THIS BEAUTIFUL

Always heeding the motto “form and function”, Österreichische Werkstätten’s basic premise of artistic design has been well-protected. The highest level of functionality and superior aesthetic standards are combined with a first class price-performance ratio.



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Österreichische Werkstätten
Kärntnerstraße 6 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 512 24 18 /
office@austrianarts.com / www.austrianarts.com /
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STUDIO PALATIN

STUDIO PALATIN
Kleeblattgasse 9 (Im Hof unter Fa. Stary) / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 680 40 64 730 /
palatin@studiopalatin.com / www.studiopalatin.com /

Studio Palatin was founded by artist and designer Barbara Palatin-Doyle. Born and raised in Vienna, she lives and works in her native city as well as in New York. She specializes in ­handcrafted sculptural lighting, especially the design of table lamps and candlesticks.

Barbara Palatin-Doyle’s work combines functionality with art, and contemporary design with materials and techniques handed down from the exquisite craftsmanship of the 17th and 18th centuries. Inspired by these magnificent luxury objects of the past, she creates contemporary luminous art, both functional and sculptural, incorporating her favorite materials which include porcelain, silver, gold, glass, bronze, and Hosho – handmade Japanese paper.


FINEST COLLECTIONS

Barbara Palatin-Doyle creates luminous art in collections. Her current collections are ­haracterized by an exploration of sustainability and nature. The light fixtures of the Charta collection were inspired by crumpled wrapping paper from an Amazon parcel. The resulting sculptures were created from a single piece of paper, the folds of which create an interesting play of light and shadow.

The Surculus collection symbolizes growing branches and shoots with tree-like sculptures, while the folds of the paper umbrella catch the light like delicate petals. Similarly, the candlesticks of the Arbor collection, as sculptures, evoke a group of trees, with their surfaces inspired by tree bark.


UNIQUE LUMINOUS ART

Palatin-Doyle’s collections are mainly limited editions. Every piece is handmade and unique. The finest craftsmanship, contemporary design, and precious materials are used to create ­“Heirlooms of the Future”. The entire collection can also be purchased online at ­www.studiopalatin.com.



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STUDIO PALATIN
Kleeblattgasse 9 (Im Hof unter Fa. Stary) / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 680 40 64 730 /
palatin@studiopalatin.com / www.studiopalatin.com /
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Vaugoin – The Tilversmiths

Vaugoin – The Tilversmiths
Zieglergasse 24 / 1070 Wien /
+43 1 523 33 88 /
silber@vaugoin.com / www.vaugoin.com /

Vaugoin, Vienna´s oldest silversmith workshop, is dedicated to luxury and tradition. For more than 160 years Jarosinski & Vaugoin have been making precious flatware, exquisite tableware and luxurious articles of daily use, silver jewelery and objets d‘art only in real silver.


THE HIGH ART OF SILVERSMITHING

The art and craft of silversmith is a centuries-old tradition in Vienna, cherished by Vaugoin since its inception in 1847. The company is one of the last in its guild to manufacture highquality silver objects by hand, applying traditional craftsmanship. Consequently specially- created and custom-made pieces could be offered to the clients.

The extensive flatware collection encompasses more than 200 different cutlery patterns with an enormous variety of models, from plain to richly ornamented forms, all major periods being represented. The most popular styles are Baroque, Chippendale, and Art Nouveau as well as the handle ornaments of the “Wiener Werkstätte “. These are exclusively reproduced by Vaugoin.


THE REASSURING FEEL OF HEAVY, HAND-FORGED CUTLERY

Their sublime creations displaying an extraordinary quality of material and craftsmanship are in exceptional demand all over the world. The company’s international success has always been based on the manufacture of heavy, hand-forged table cutlery and table-ware. Each item could be individually designed, entirely to the client‘s specification.

A professional consultation, reproductions, repairation work and engravings as well as comprehensive wedding gift registry support are of course part of the service. Jarosinski & Vaugoin, silversmiths, is a name that represents first class craftsmanship and exquisite silver design.



Vaugoin – The Tilversmiths
Zieglergasse 24 / 1070 Wien /
+43 1 523 33 88 /
silber@vaugoin.com / www.vaugoin.com /
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Werkstätte Carl Auböck

Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Bernardgasse 21 / A-1070 Vienna /
+43 1 523 66 31 14 /
workshop@carlauboeck.at / www.carlauboeck.at /

The Werkstätte Carl Auböck workshop has been producing high-quality furnishings since 1907. In the workshop, now in its fourth generation, much of the manufacturing takes place, from the idea and sketch, through production to final completion. Traditional brass working techniques are used, the material being combined with horn, wood, wickerwork and leather

Every model in the collection has been designed and manufactured here from the beginning. Many of them can be found in museums as design icons. The roots of the fourth-generation family business lie in the workshop founded by Karl Auböck, which mainly produced traditional Viennese bronzes at the end of the 19th century. The company was taken over in 1925 by Carl Auböck, a student of the Weimar Bauhaus, whose new designs created a new world of products for the workshop.


VIENNESE MODERNISM 

The following generations steadily expanded the collection; the archive of around 4,50 items was sifted through and revealed to the public in two books. The tradition of craftsmanship is carefully continued. The design and execution are always of the highest quality, yet at the same time in line with modern standards. For 20 years, the workshop has continuously entered into collaborations with international designers and worked on projects with global fashion and interior design houses.

Production of the collection is designed for moderate series numbers, as each object is processed by hand. New projects are constantly being worked on and new connections with other workshops developed.


VIENNESE CRAFTS

Today, the collection and the current catalog of the workshop include about 450 objects for the table and living area, as well as a large number of furniture and door fittings. Brass, in the variants of highly polished, dark patinated or nickel-plated, is the focus of all considerations. There is a deliberate reference to the period of creation of the core collection from the 1920s to the late 1950s. The entire collection of Werkstätte Carl Auböck is produced exclusively in Austria and distributed worldwide.



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Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Bernardgasse 21 / A-1070 Vienna /
+43 1 523 66 31 14 /
workshop@carlauboeck.at / www.carlauboeck.at /
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Wiener Silber Manufactur

Wiener Silber Manufactur
Spiegelgasse 14 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 513 05 00 /
shop@wienersilbermanufactur.com / www.wienersilbermanufactur.com /

Something special always means something different. The extraordinary silver works of art by the Wiener Silber Manufactur combine premium quality silver with the exquisite design of international artists. Time-honoured craftsmanship, paired with precious, value-retaining materials and exclusive, contemporary designs.


A SUCCESS STORY FROM THE PENS OF GREAT ARTISTS

Founded in Vienna in 1882, the company on which the Wiener Silber Manufactur is based always valued close cooperation with the avant-garde of design. The revolutionary designs of artistic personalities like Josef Hoffmann, Kolo Moser, Otto Prutscher and Oswald Haerdtl are part of our cultural heritage. The around 11,000 drawings in the in-house archive document the turbulent history of this traditional craft business, from Historicism to the Secession to the 1950s.

Through its relaunch in 2009, the Wiener Silber Manufactur was well-equipped to position itself internationally as a high-ranking producer of classic silver tableware and selected designer pieces. The workshop is shaped by over 130 years of tradition, and features original models and tools. But the masters at work there represent the company’s future. It is they who are ensuring that the art of silversmithing lives on in Vienna, with their enthusiasm for new ideas. Successful collaborations with world-famous designers are the perfect proof of their unique expertise.

The shop at Spiegelgasse 14, Vienna 1, offers a wide selection for people who love what is special. It provides an exclusive backdrop not only for silver cutlery, jugs, bowls etc., but also for exciting creations from young designers. The company is also happy to accept repairs and requests for bespoke pieces.


THE ENORMOUS BENEFIT OF PERFECT CRAFTSMANSHIP

Extraordinary design demands particularly highquality materials. The Wiener Silber Manufactur works exclusively with a silver alloy of 940/000. Because the German Hallmark Act only includes alloys of up to 925/000 (sterling silver), the higher alloy is guaranteed with a special hallmark and certificate. The finer the silver, the better it is protected against oxidation.

And the more often it is used and polished, the more it continues to gleam. Incidentally, the silver cutlery from the Wiener Silber Manufactur can even be cleaned in the dishwasher.



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Wiener Silber Manufactur
Spiegelgasse 14 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 513 05 00 /
shop@wienersilbermanufactur.com / www.wienersilbermanufactur.com /